Ms. Jen Berlingo
Jen is passionate about inviting others to engage in a more authentic, awakened, connected life. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPC 393), a Nationally Registered Art Psychotherapist (ATR 12-117), and a Reiki Master in Los Altos, California. Jen supports women in various stages of self-discovery and transformation, with particular emphasis on supporting other caregivers and helping professionals in maintaining workable mindfulness and self-care practices. She does this in her Bay Area private practice and globally via her online workshop – the SoulSpace Series (SoulSpaceSeries.com)
Jen’s creative, in-depth, process-oriented approach to psychotherapy is rooted in transpersonal psychology. Transpersonal psychology includes the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of being human, and goes beyond to embrace our more universal identities and our spirituality. She holds unconditional acceptance, compassion, and the belief that we all intrinsically move toward health and wholeness. Her strength-based approach focuses on psychological wellness and basic sanity rather than on pathology. She considers symptoms to be messengers, directing needed attention toward areas of imbalance in our lives. Jen employs a variety of techniques such as guided visualization, dream work, mindfulness meditation, art therapy, body-centered Hakomi methods, and energetic healing. She views her role as a witness, a guide, and an authentic presence to accompany clients along their healing paths.
Because making art has always plays a major role in her own personal growth, Jen understands its healing capacity firsthand. By working with art materials alongside an art therapist, reflecting upon the creative process, and relating to the finished product, clients can increase self-awareness, cope with symptoms, and enjoy the life-affirming delight of creation. The art process begins with the nebulous ingredients of emotions, thoughts, ideas, and unconscious material. Through the application of art materials, these unseen forces take concrete shape and form. As an art therapist, Jen is extensively trained to guide each of her clients through the process of interpreting her or his own personal meaning from the art produced and integrating these newfound discoveries into his or her life.
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